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Features Expected For Linux 5.13 From Apple M1 To FreeSync HDMI To AMD Aldebaran

17. Duben 2021 - 17:20
If all goes well Linux 5.12 will be released tomorrow and in turn will kick off the Linux 5.13 merge window (otherwise 5.12-rc8 will be issued and the stable then a week later). In any case once the Linux 5.13 merge window does open there are a lot of prominent changes expected...

Realtek RTL8156 2.5G Chips + RTL8153 To Be Supported By Linux 5.13

17. Duben 2021 - 12:29
Realtek has contributed support for the RTL8153C and RTL8156 Ethernet chipsets to their "r8152" USB network driver for the upcoming Linux 5.13 cycle...

Linux 5.13 Set To Introduce A WWAN Framework

17. Duben 2021 - 11:42
Hitting the Linux networking subsystem's "net-next" branch on Friday was the long in development WWAN subsystem/framework...

KDE Will Now Let You Easily Disable Offline Updates, More KWin Crash Fixes

17. Duben 2021 - 10:54
It's been another busy spring week in KDE land...

Firefox Begins Rolling Out QUIC + HTTP/3 Support

17. Duben 2021 - 5:00
QUIC and HTTP/3 support is now appearing in Firefox Nightly and Beta build while it will begin its roll-out with the upcoming Firefox 88 stable release...

Mesa's Radeon "RADV" Vulkan Driver Makes First Steps Towards Ray-Tracing

16. Duben 2021 - 23:26
There still is much work left to be completed but Mesa's Radeon Vulkan driver "RADV" has made its first baby steps towards ray-tracing support with Radeon RX 6000 "RDNA2" series hardware...

openSUSE Tumbleweed Now Offering GNOME 40

16. Duben 2021 - 16:41
While openSUSE/SUSE is known for their friendliness towards the KDE desktop, this week's openSUSE Tumbleweed updates have made GNOME 40 available on this rolling-release distribution...

Devuan 4.0 Alpha Builds Begin For Debian 11 Without Systemd

16. Duben 2021 - 14:10
Debian 11 continues inching closer towards release and it looks like the developers maintaining the "Devuan" fork won't be far behind with their re-base of the distribution focused on init system freedom...

Intel Compute Runtime 21.15.19533 Released With Initial Level Zero 1.1 Support

16. Duben 2021 - 13:45
Intel's engineers working on their open-source Linux-based Compute Runtime stack just released their latest version...

GNU Assembly Launches As Collaborative Platform For GCC, Other Packages

16. Duben 2021 - 11:30
Not to be confused with Assembly programming, the GNU Assembly is the new platform for a number of GNU toolchain projects like GCC, GNU C Library, GnuCOBOL, and other packages as a neutral home...

Mesa 21.2 Begins Seeing Intel Xe-HP Graphics Driver Changes

16. Duben 2021 - 11:11
With Mesa 21.1 now branched for this collection of primarily OpenGL/Vulkan open-source drivers for Linux, feature development is on for Mesa 21.2 that will debut in Q3. One of the first major changes to land for Mesa 21.2 is the beginning of the graphics compiler support for Intel's forthcoming Xe-HP high performance graphics processor...

NVIDIA CUDA 11.3 Released - Previews Better Python Support

16. Duben 2021 - 10:56
For GTC21 week NVIDIA has released version 11.3 of their CUDA toolkit...

Patches Resubmitted For Linux With Selectable Intel Graphics Platform Support

16. Duben 2021 - 8:00
Back in early 2018 were patches proposed for selectable platform support when building Intel's kernel graphics driver so users/distributions if desired could disable extremely old hardware support and/or cater kernel builds for specific Intel graphics generations. Three years later those patches have been re-proposed...

The 12 Most Interesting Changes Of Linux 5.12 - PS5, N64, Intel VRR, RDNA2 OverDrive

15. Duben 2021 - 23:42
If all goes well the Linux 5.12 stable kernel will be released this weekend. It's been a fairly calm week so far in Linux 5.12 Git land but if things tick up Linus Torvalds may defer the stable release by one week to allow for an eighth and final release candidate. In any case, Linux 5.12 is packing a lot of exciting changes...

NVIDIA RTX 30 Series OpenCL / CUDA / OptiX Compute + Rendering Benchmarks

15. Duben 2021 - 18:10
Recently from NVIDIA we received the rest of the NVIDIA RTX 30 series line-up for cards we haven't been able to benchmark under Linux previously, thus it's been a busy month of Ampere benchmarking for these additional cards and re-testing the existing parts. Coming up next week will be a large NVIDIA vs. AMD Radeon Linux gaming benchmark comparison while in this article today is an extensive look at the GPU compute performance for the complete RTX 20 and RTX 30 series line-up under Linux with compute tests spanning OpenCL, Vulkan, CUDA, and OptiX RTX under a variety of compute and rendering workloads.

LXQt 0.17 Released For This Lightweight Qt5 Desktop

15. Duben 2021 - 13:04
For fans of LXQt or those still looking for a nice lightweight Qt5 desktop, LXQt 0.17 is out as the latest version of this open-source desktop environment...

OpenZFS 2.1-rc3 Delivers More Fixes

15. Duben 2021 - 11:39
OpenZFS 2.1 is nearing release as the next feature update to this open-source ZFS file-system implementation currently supporting Linux and FreeBSD systems...

Google Supports Getting Rust Into The Linux Kernel

15. Duben 2021 - 11:12
It should come as little surprise -- especially given the recent news of Google allowing Rust to be used for Android system-level code -- but engineers at the search giant are in support of Rust code being used within the mainline Linux kernel...

LLVM 12.0 Released With Alder Lake + Sapphire Rapids Support, More C++20

15. Duben 2021 - 9:00
After the release cycle dragged on an extra month due to blocker bugs, LLVM 12 was officially tagged on Wednesday night as the latest half-year update to this open-source compiler stack...

Hangover 0.6.5 Released For Running Windows Software On ARM64, POWER

15. Duben 2021 - 8:00
A new release of Hangover is now available for getting Wine up and running with cross-architecture support so you can enjoy the likes of Windows games and applications under 64-bit ARM and IBM POWER hardware on Linux...